Visors, 84 F150

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Visors, 84 F150

Post #1 by geezer43 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:58 pm

When I had the 84 reupholstered a few years ago I replaced the visor rods that screw into the cab. The darn things have no friction so they swing back upon acceleration and forward upon stopping. Is there some way to adjust them with the spring gizmo inside the attachment plate or did I get newer ones that have no friction? Later visors have a stop clip by the windshields but the 84's do not.

Anyone experience the same problem?

Jim Johnson, Chandler, Az
84 F150 XL short bed, T18, 3l55 diff, I6, 233K, one owner.
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Re: Visors, 84 F150

Post #2 by Ronbo » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:11 am

I threw mine away when that happened and never replaced them so I never tried this: supposedly by moving drivers side to passenger side snd vise-versa, you can gain some more use out of them. Again, never tried it so I dont know it works.



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Re: Visors, 84 F150

Post #3 by geezer43 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:53 pm

Thanks for the hint, I'm at the jpoint where I'll try anything short of taking them out and that may happen yet.

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Re: Visors, 84 F150

Post #4 by geezer43 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:34 am

Still having visor problems with not enough tension to keep them from swinging uncontrollably during slight acceleration. In previous post (2009) I told you all I replaced the hardware but never have been able to get them tensioned enough to stop the violent action. I got little info back other than take them out and toss them.

I do want to keep stock appearance and function as the truck is pristine and never used for any work except an occasional hunting trip. It was a bankers commuting vehicle.

Can anyone think of any more solutions than toss them?

Jim Johnson, Chandler, Arizona
84 F150 XL short bed. I6, T18, 3.08 differential, tan with copper glow sides. One owner, 247K
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Re: Visors, 84 F150

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:01 pm

On the springs you could try stretching them some and or adding some washers to increase the tension. How tight are the rods into the mounting bracket? If they are on the loose side you could make some shims to install and tighten them up. If they are loose on the Rod i.e. won't stay up and drop down you can use wood strips to protect the material then use a vise or C Clamps to tighten the inter tube just slightly. Lastly you can make a clip and pin or get the later model brackets and the slide in pins to upgrade it to function as the later models did, I did it like that on my 1956 F-350. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Visors, 84 F150

Post #6 by geezer43 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:41 pm

Thanks Bubba, I will try what you have proposed. At this point I need help and I will see if what you suggest works.
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